Heather York, MSN, AGNP-C

Hospital Affiliations

Education & Medical Training
  • Graduated from Spring Arbor University.
  • US Army Veteran

 

Heather York, an accomplished Interventional Cardiology Nurse Practitioner based in Ocala, FL, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the healthcare community. With a proactive learning approach and a commitment to patient safety and advocacy, Heather has established herself as a trusted healthcare provider known for her compassionate care and clinical proficiency.

Since January 2020, Heather has served as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) at the Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida, collaborating closely with interventional cardiologists and electrophysiology specialists. In this role, she admits, consults, evaluates, and treats patients with a range of cardiovascular conditions, including acute coronary syndrome (ACS), coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure, and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Heather is also actively involved in expanding her expertise in electrophysiology, assisting intraoperatively with procedures such as cryoablation and device placement/extraction.

Prior to her current position, Heather gained valuable experience in critical care settings, including her role as a Cardiothoracic Critical Care Nurse at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Here, she managed complex patients requiring intensive care interventions, including the administration of inotropic agents, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her skillful management of patients with chronic vascular issues and her ability to establish rapport with patients and families underscore her dedication to delivering high-quality care. Notably, UF Health Shands Hospital had the highest lung transplant patient volume in the south during Heather’s tenure, highlighting her experience with advanced critical care interventions.

Heather’s nursing journey began with roles in progressive care, emergency medicine, and short-term rehabilitation, where she honed her clinical skills and developed expertise in cardiac medication drips, wound care, and tracheostomy management. Her diverse background also includes service as a Charge Nurse and Short-Term Rehabilitation Nurse, demonstrating her leadership capabilities and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.

In addition to her clinical experience, Heather served in the United States Army, where she held the rank of Sergeant and received commendations for her exemplary service.

Heather’s dedication to patient-centered care, coupled with her comprehensive clinical skill set, positions her as a valuable asset to the healthcare team. Her commitment to ongoing learning and professional development ensures that she remains at the forefront of cardiovascular care, providing patients with the highest standard of care and support.